Assignments December 18-21

54. PowerPoint – Due on the day of your final, we will present 

Name: ______________________________________

Final Assignment For All PowerPoint

Choose your best 10 photos from the semester, if they are not saved on your computer, you can download them from the blog and save them to your computer

Create a PowerPoint with those photos, include creativity, transitions

Should have 11 slides total

First slide – title slide

Next 10 slides should be your photos, each slide should include the photo, a title, and explain why you chose it as your favorite/best photo (explain using the elements of art and design), you can also add in a slide for the writing if you don’t have room with the photo. Make sure that you can see the writing. You will present this to the class during our last day of class. Please post to your blog as “Powerpoint”. If you can’t get it to load you can share it to me through Google Docs. When you present, give me this sheet to do the grading.

  • 11 Slides                                    /10 points
  • Photos on each slide             /40 points
  • Title of each photo               / 20 points
  • Explanation of photos           /50 points
  • Presentation                         /30 points

______________________________________

  • Total                                   / 150 points

55. Photography test

I will hand out in class after presentations 

Need to know and understand:

ISO, Shutter, aperture, type of photographs, documentary photography, composition, rules, 

Assignments December 11-14

52. Present Documentary

Students will present projects, students will show etiquette while watching presentations. For each presentation you will do the TAG feedback, this will be handed out and then you will write it out on paper (this can be about the presentation, the photos, the story, the titles, etc)

53. Starts with an E – Due Tuesday before class is over
For this challenge, get creative with your subjects and photos. You can post anything that starts with the letter E. Upload your best 3 photos, with titles, in a gallery 3 across, title blog post “Starts with an E.”

54. Scavenger Hunt – Due Thursday before class is over

Rules and list will be handed out during class Wednesday. This a group contest and we will work on it in class. All photos need to be uploaded to one members blog by Thursday before class is over. There will be a prize given out on Monday to the group that gets the most points. All photos need to have the corresponding number and title or they will not get the points. 

 

Assignments December 4-7

51. Documentary Photography Project – Due Thursday

You will have to email the completed project to me, kanglin@district70.org

You will present/show your project in class next Monday

Create an iMovie presentation with the following included: at least 6 photos that you and your group members took, 6 other photos (can be photos you took, if from the internet or magazine you must include the photographers name), titles for each photo, voice over telling the story, music, transitions, creativity in telling the story.

You will be graded on photo quality and having 12 photos (70 points), having the photographer authors (20 points), titles (10 points), story in voice over and shown in photos (40 points), creativity (10 points).

52. Alphabet Photography Due Wednesday before class is over

Using photographs that look like letters, spell out a word. You need to take at least five photos, so make sure your word is at least five letters or you can use two words. Do not take a picture of a written letter, you can make the letters out of other things, but not written. Look on google for ideas. Upload to your blog by Wednesday before class is over as “Alphabet Photography”. You can use pic monkey or any other photo editing app to put the letters together or put it in a gallery in the correct order. Below are some examples. 

 

Assignments November 27-30

47. Documentary Photography 

Students consider the function of social-documentary photography. They will research Dorothea Lange’s documentary projects, and create their own photo essay about a subject of interest to them. Students will document an area of struggle in their life or take on a struggle to document within their community. We will watch this video on photojournalism and this video on Colorado Women Taking on Hunger and discuss the different types of documentary photography and what it is. Here are some tips on taking documentary photography. 

Lesson Overview

• Students will discuss and analyze examples of social-documentary photographs by Dorothea Lange.
• Students will define “social documentary” and consider the function of social-documentary photography.
• Students will research one or more of Dorothea Lange’s social-documentary projects.
• Students will research a subject of importance or special interest to them (e.g., a community they know or are interested in knowing about, or a local or national event or a political or social issue they care about) and use interview techniques to develop their project.
• Students will create a photo essay about their subject that meets their definition of “social documentary.” 

48. Social Documentary and Dorthea Lange – Due Tuesday before class is over

First we will look at the photographs below from Dorthea Lange and discuss those.

Research the term “social documentary” and draft a definition. Also research two related terms currently in use by artists, art historians, and art critics: “concerned photography” and “compassionate photography.” Write out your definition and explain. Also research on the Internet or in books three images by Lange that were part of social-documentary projects she undertook (for example, additional photographs she took while working for the Farm Security Administration). Include those three photographs and what you learned about her documentary photography. Title the post “Dorthea Lange Writing.”

49. Choose Topic – Due Wednesday before class is over

Choose and research a topic of struggle in your life or take on a struggle to document within your community that will be the subject of their own social-documentary project, presented in the form of a photo essay (a series of related photographs focusing on a specific topic that is intended to be viewed collectively, often with captions). This project can be done individually or in a group of up to 3 people.

The photo essay was popularized by Lange and other photographers during the 1930s. Photo essays by Lange were published in various magazines and reports from the 1930s to the 1960s. What is the difference between a photo essay and a single photograph about the same topic? What can a photo essay do that a single photograph cannot? Why is photography especially well suited for the essay format?

Students discuss topics for their photo essays and brainstorm ideas for how to visually express them. Students also brainstorm interview questions for individuals they may photograph as part of the project. 

Write a one-page plan summarizing the key story they hope to tell in their photo essay and strategies for doing so, keeping in mind their definition of “social documentary.” Upload to your blog as your topic and include your one-page plan. Title the post “Documentary Photography Topic.” If you are in a group, only one person should submit on their blog, please include the names of the group members. This should be a direct post, not a Word attachment. 

50. Storyboard – Due Thursday before class is over

Using the storyboard ideas below, brainstorm and create your story. You will include at least 6 photos of your own and 6 more photos that can be from the internet, magazines, or drawings (include who the photographer was). 

Planning Guide

Storyboard

Assignments November 13-16

45. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 still life photos or advanced mysterious, intriguing, beautiful photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 12.”

46. Impact of Photography – Due Thursday before class over

We will watch the movie Flags of Our Fathers, you need to turn in the permission slip to watch the movie as it is rated R. 

If you did watch the movie Flags of Our Fathers, you will write about your thoughts on the movie, how you think the photograph impacted the world, and how you think photographs in general help or change or impact the world. You will be graded on ideas and content and conventions. This should be five paragraphs. Title the post “Impact of Photography.” This should be posted in the blog, not a Word document.

If you did not watch the movie Flags of Our Fathers with us, you need to find three different photos that have impacted the world, country, or nation, and explain the importance of the photograph and the importance of photography (include the photos in your post and name the photographer). Do not use photos that you used in previous assignments. You will be graded on ideas and content and conventions. This should be five paragraphs. Title the post “Impact of Photography.” This should be posted in your blog, not a Word document.

Assignments November6-9

42. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 toy photos or advanced toy photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 11.”

43. Famous Photographer – Due Thursday – Research a photographer that has made an impact in photography and write a paper about the person.  Include: Introduction, and conclusion, a short bio of their life, what were their styles?  why are they significant? other information you think is important… , include at least three photographs of their work (remember to cite your sources. If you don’t cite your sources you will receive a zero). Post this on your blog as a new post titled your famous photographer’s name. Put this straight into your blog, not a Word document.

44. Still Life Object Photos – Due Thursday before class is over

Choose objects that interest you. Don’t feel you have to assemble still lifes like others you’ve seen. Instead, look around for objects you feel comfortable with, or objects you dislike. Consider objects you barely even notice. How do they look with other objects? What happens when a bright light hits them? Look for the unexpected, and give it meaning through your photographs. You should bring items into class that you want to photograph. Make sure that you pay attention to the backgrounds when you are photographing. You will upload you best 6 photos to your blog by Thursday with titles, 3×3 gallery, title post “Still Life Object Photos.” In your post add the following:

Critique your own photographs you posted and answer these questions 

  1. Do I have a strong composition?
  2. How well did I edit my photographs?
  3. What would I do differently if I shot this assignment again?
  4. Do you think your photographs belong on the blog home page and   should be considered one of the best from all the photo classes?

Assignments October 30-November 2

38. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 portraits photos or advanced framing photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 10.”

39. Camera Settings – Due Monday before class is over

Read this link: https://www.photographytalk.com/photography-articles/5082-13-camera-settings-every-beginner-needs-to-know

On your blog list the 13 settings every beginner should know and 1-2 sentences explaining what each one is in your own words. Title the blog post “Camera Settings.” 

40. Still Life Writing – Due Tuesday before class is over

Find three different still life photos and explain how unity and variety play a part in the overall look of the photo. Also, explain the viewpoint and what you think about each photo. Make sure to include the photos and who the photographer is. Upload to your blog as “Still Life Writing.”

41. Still Life Toy Photographs – DUE THURSDAY BEFORE CLASS IS OVER

We will watch a video on Still_Life_Thinking_Artistically Look at the examples

It’s interesting to photograph still life subjects using unexpected approaches. This takes an object out of its normal context, so that you can see it in a different light. In this case, you’re going to make a formal portrait of a toy. You will upload your best 6 photos by Thursday before class is over, with titles, in a gallery. Title your blog post “Toy Photos”

Before you begin think about the following

  • Do you want to convey the significance that a plaything from your childhood has for you, or will you choose a random toy and portray it in unexpected ways?
  • Consider the portrait’s background. Will it provide context, color, and visual interest or will it be a neutral setting that highlights the subject?
  • As you compose your image, experiment with lighting, viewpoint, balance, and emphasis to reveal the toy’s story.

Assignments October 23-26

35. Comments – Due Tuesday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 conceptual self portraits photos or advanced forced perspective photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 9.”

36. Studio Portrait Writing – Due Tuesday before class is over

Find a studio portrait online and write a list of 25 words you think of when you look at the portrait. Include the photographers name and link. Post to your blog as “Studio Portrait Writing.”

37. Studio Portraits – Due Thursday before class is over

We will take these portraits outside, but set up as studio portraits. Teri from Teri’s Photography will present her studio work to help explain portraits. You will upload your best 6 portraits to your blog and title your blog, “Studio Portraits”, 3×3 gallery.

Assignments October 16-19

32. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 landscape photos or advanced patterns in nature or hands and feet photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 8.”

 

33. Conceptual Self Portrait – Due Wednesday before class is over

Take a photograph, which represents something important about yourself, without showing your face in the photograph. In the caption section, when you post, include a title. You will upload your best 4 photos that show, conceptually, yourself. Please post as a gallery 2×2. Add the following to the post: First define the word “conceptual” (in your own words) and then write a two to three paragraph reflection explaining how each of your photographs conceptually and visually shows something about you and what you are attempting to share about yourself with the viewer. Title your blog post “Conceptual Self Portraits.”

Examples:

 

34. In groups of 3-4 take these photos and upload to your blog as “Nature Scavenger Hunt.” Only one person needs to upload, but add in an extra at the end who was in your group. 5×2 gallery. Title each photo with the names below. There are 10 photos total. These need to be new photos that you take today during class. I will open the titles of each photo on Thursday.

Blue

Mountain

Sun

Line

Metal

Soft

Fluffy

Orange

Leaf

Strong

Assignments October 9-12

29. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 grand landscape photos or advanced nature in color photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 7.”

 

30. Up Close and Detail Landscape Photos – Due Thursday before class is over

Watch the video about up close and details of landscapes. Photograph a small detail of the landscape, a tree, a waterfall, or even a leaf. Or, try a close-up view of a bigger subject like a hillside. Your photographs should have a large depth of field with most of the scene in focus. You will edit (crop out unwanted backgrounds, change colors, etc) and upload your best 6 photos to your blog, title the post “Up Close and Detail Landscape Photos.” 3×3 gallery, title the photos in the caption.

 

31. Landscape Details and Close-ups Writing Due Wednesday before class is over

After looking at the photographs from Eliot Porter write about the role of value in his color landscape detail photos (you can also look up more of his work online). What do the different values do for the photos? Explain what you think and why you think this. Also, write about the use of viewpoint/vantage point for each photo. What was the viewpoint (far away, up close, getting down to the level, etc)? Does it work for each photo? This should be at least a paragraph using complete sentences. Then, find an image online that shows landscape detail well and write about the composition and the artistic approaches used in the photograph. Make sure to credit the photographer. Do not turn in as a word document, add the image to your blog post. You will be graded on conventions and ideas and content. Upload to your blog, title it “Landscape Detail Writing.”